catalytic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, involving, or acting as a catalyst: "Deregulation's catalytic power . . . continues to be reshaping the banking, communications, and transport industries” ( Ellyn E. Spragins).
    • Of or associated with a catalyst; having properties assisting chemical response or modification.
    • associated with, or causing, catalysis.
    • regarding or causing or involving catalysis
  • noun:
    • a representative used in catalysis, as platinum black, aluminum chloride, etc.
    • identical to catalytic broker.
  • others:
    • Of, regarding, or described as catalysis; getting the energy of decomposing a compound human body apparently by mere contact; caused by catalysis.
    • a phrase placed on evolutionary phases or conditions by which organisms tend to be degenerating toward sterility, because of this often of also broad cross-breeding or of too thin inbreeding. Aberrant or mutative hybrids and abrupt mutative variants or activities can be found in the catalytic phases. Compare dialytic, 4, *hemilytic, and *prostholytic.

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